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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Could you describe how to take a pregnancy test at home?

Could you describe how to take a pregnancy test at home?

Read the instruction: Read the isntructions. Each brand has its own instructions. If in doubt, ask a friend. If not sure , come to clinic. ...Read more

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How can you make your home pregnancy test that would be accurate?

How can you make your home pregnancy test that would be accurate?

Pregnancy Testing: The home pregnancy test is universally accurate. That is as long as you have waited the appropriate time after sexual activity before testing. ...Read more

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Can you get a negative home pregnancy test at 5 weeks and still be pregnant?

Can you get a negative home pregnancy test at 5 weeks and still be pregnant?

Rarely: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. If worried, can test one more time next week. ...Read more

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Can you take a pregnancy test when your spotting/bleeding?

Pregnancy Testing : Testing would be valid if you have missed a period. Why do you want to do a test when you are bleeding? ...Read more

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When is the earliest you can take an at home pregnancy test?

When is the earliest you can take an at home pregnancy test?

As soon as you wish: After a missed period. Hpt may be positive on the first day after a missed period, but a negative result will not rule pregnancy. It is better to take the test 4-5 days after a missed period, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. A blood test is more sensitive and may be positive sooner. ...Read more

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How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Could you describe how to take an at home pregnancy test?

Could you describe how to take an at home pregnancy test?

Please read the: Directions that come with teh test, they are very easy to follow. ...Read more

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Can You take a home pregnancy test while You have implantation spotting?

Can You take a home pregnancy test while You have implantation spotting?

Not useful: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How eaely can you take a at home pregancy test?

How eaely can you take a at home pregancy test?

Pregnancy test: A pregnancy test will usually be positve 10 -12 days after conception. ...Read more

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If i take a pregnancy test at night, will it be accurate?

If i take a pregnancy test at night, will it be accurate?

Depends: Home pregnancy test should be done 4-5 days after a missed period. It is better to use first morning urine as it is more concentrated. However, if the blood HCG level is high enough you could do the test any time. ...Read more

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How early can I do a pregnancy test at home?

How early can I do a pregnancy test at home?

10 days: A pregnancy test will be positive by about 10 days after ovulation and conception. If you wait until your period is due, that would be 14 days after ovulation and a pregnancy test will be positive if you have indeed conceived. If your periods are not regular and predictable then the timing is more difficult to estimate. ...Read more

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Can you be pregnant and never get a positive home pregnancy test?

Can you be pregnant and never get a positive home pregnancy test?

Yes: This phenomena is quite common in early ectopic pregnancies measured by home pregnancy tests. The HCG levels are not high enough to trigger the threshold of positive in over the counter tests. However, in uterine pregnancies, the test will eventually convert to positive.(normal pregnancies). ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Sudler
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Pregnancy Test (Definition)

A pregnancy test measures a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG). HCG is a hormone produced during pregnancy. It appears in the blood and urine of pregnant women as early as ...Read more